Sewing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
FAT error on format
FAT error fixed! Formatted using my Canon SLR camera.
I would like to credit whomever it was that suggested using the Camera to check if the card was working for the thought. I had spent many hours attempting to format and reformat my cards using Windows 10 64bit Pro machine. They would work perfectly fine on the computer but would fail on my MC 10001 every time. The MC also failed when trying to format on the sewing machine. Then I stumbled across this thread. I can only guess that the age of technology has become incompatible with the way my computer formats the card. Once I formatted using the camera, everything magically works. Of course, I needed to reformat using the MC machine; but, that was a breeze. I hope this helps someone!
How do I remove cover from Singer sewing machine 384?
Generally, there is a separate cover over the thread path, and it's designed to be removed by the user for cleaning, removing thread ends and jams. It's held by one or two screws; if it's one screw, it's in the back of the cover. If it's two, one is in the side, and it's usually covered by a white disk for cosmetic purposes. In that case, push a flat-blade screwdriver on the edge and the other edge will pop out enough for you to grab and remove it. Replacing the disk is not mandatory for the machine to run--it's just for looks. Word to the wise--keep adhesive tape next to you when you do these things, and tape the screws back in or next to their holes when you remove them.
2 days ago
Knobs left to right - Needle position = Center, Length to something reasonable (try 3 to start), Width - hold the knob in and turn it to other than 0.
on Sep 14, 2020
How many watts in a 1982 JC Penny microwave model 863-5938-00-20?
Seems you have an interesting bit of vintage tech - the model was first built for the large retailer J C Penney in 1976 in Japan by Matsushita.
The wattage of the unit wasn't stated in the description but most appliances bear a plate stating the consumption of the unit but bear in mind the current consumption will bear little resemblance to the microwave output especially in such a old design.
Well before 1982 there were plenty of microwave ovens around but most were large catering appliances consuming 800 watts/1 kw. I expect the consumption of your small domestic model would be in the 300/400 watts range considering I bought my first microwave in 1984 and the most powerful domestic model available at the time was 600 watts.
As a matter of diverse interest; a microwave oven tends to lose efficiency over time. It is wise to note the time it takes to boil a measured quantity of water when new - a test that can be repeated periodically and should it ever take significantly longer it worth asking yourself where the missing energy is, perhaps it is leaking away or being converted into heating one of the electronic components that is soon to fail...
on Sep 13, 2020
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